Professor Johnson has been a faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines since
2005 and is jointly appointed with the NWTC. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher
and held various student positions at NREL from 2001 to 2005. Katie's research interests
are centered on control systems and control applications, especially wind energy.
Some of her wind energy control projects include controlling the wake to increase
the energy capture of wind plants using coordinated turbine control, lidar-based feed
forward control strategies for load reduction and energy capture improvements on wind
turbines, research in wind turbine fault detection and fault-tolerant control, and
an analysis of the use of wind turbine control for grid support.
Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S.
in Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University